Before I say anything else in this post, I just want to take a moment to acknowledge the special significance of today and remember all of those souls that were lost 12 years ago. Some of the scenes from that day are forever burned into my memory and I'll never forget.
I hope this post finds you all well and safe. Summer's end is fast approaching and I'm so getting into the Autumn mode. It will be evident when you see this post's cards. Here they are:
Acorns and fiery colored oak leaves are such ambassadors of Fall. I had forgotten how nice a job Versamark does as a watermark. The patterned background is done using only Versamark clear embossing ink. The stamp is by Hampton Arts and only has 3 rows of the diamond pattern so I had to use my Stampamajig to line it up all the way across. The leaves are from a die (I believe Spellbinders) and the acorns stamp is by Inkadinkado. I fussy cut them out and popped them up along with the leaves using dimensional tape. I highlighted the acorn tops with a copper pen and the leaves with a Stardust glitter pen along their veins. The little straps were made by punching out two word windows (StampinUp) and bending them around the card stock. I then added copper brads to finish them off. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.
These two were done with the same stamped image but in different ways. All of the flower heads (Hero Arts) are dotted with Stickles for some sparkle. I stamped them in various Fall colors using Distress Inks. Sentiments are Hero Arts. These were quick and easy to produce.
And what's Autumn without some Halloween???? I think Bonnie will even approve of this one. When I found this clear set by Inkadinkado at Michael's, this card popped into my head. I colored them with Bic markers then "painted" the beakers/test tube with Crystal Glaze to give them a glass look. Added some glitter to each where appropriate and finished the card with my computer created pun sentiment.
My last card was made with such a fun stamped image. It is by Rubber Stamp Ave. I've had it for quite some time and thought I could use it for Halloween and for birthday cards ("You can't hide from another birthday!" LOL) Talk about a quick and easy card. I created the sentiment in Word using a really spooky font.
Pic of the Week
|FALL COLORED FLOWER|
Well, another Wednesday another post. Hope it was worth your while stopping by. You know I always love to see that you've visited me. I'm off now to take a look at everything you have been up to the previous week! Always love visiting you guys too!
"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."